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    @Warped: Depends on the state. One or two states divide their electoral votes on percentage, so if they have 5, and one candidate gets 60% of the popular vote, three go to him, 2 to the other. In a 51-49 situation, they give the majority to whoever gets the majority.

    And people freaking out about closeness: It's ALWAYS close until the west coast closes.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    Nebraska splits its vote because they understand (correctly) that there is more difference between Omaha and Nebraska than there is between northern and southern California or north and south Jersey.
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    I think so far, Mittens has won 4 out of the 5 electorial votes for Nebraska.

    edit: Elizabeth Warren won the Massachusetts senate seat over Scott Brown!
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    i was hoping that virginia would go blue, but i'm starting to doubt it. ugh.

    re: electoral college - i think you have to understand it as an attempt to represent the interests of each state, as an entity, fairly, as well as representing each individual voter. and like a lot of compromises, it's more camel than horse.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    Holy WOW, North Carolina is close: 51% Romney, 48% Obama, with 70% reporting. It'll probably still go red, but still. Kind of a pleasant surprise.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    :O My friend just said that his parents told him he's not welcome home for Christmas cos he voted for Obama.
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    New Hampshire YEAH
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    and that's why it's a secret ballot.
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    :O My friend just said that his parents told him he's not welcome home for Christmas cos he voted for Obama.

    He's better off being an orphan.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    He can come stay with us.
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    I'm glad both of the "rape guys" lost.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    I'm not old enough to remember too many of these, but the "Come to Canada" and "Sorry Everybody" sentiments are the strongest associations I have with US elections. So, you know.

    Drinking Cheval Blanc and still casting around for a coverage site that will function on either a smartphone or a five-year-old Eee PC. PBS's map worked for about five minutes. Are there results apps for Android anyone can recommend? I mostly just want a news-ticker of numbers to watch slack-jawed for a while.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    The Columbus dispatch is reporting that Obama an Romney have each won more than Ohio's total number of voters.

    Clearly, Ohio is so valuable that both candidates have been courting voters from alternate timelines.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    ...SOMEBODY ELSE SAY SOMETHING. IT'S TOO QUIET.
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    BROWN IS DONE IN .MA

    Warren wins.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    Obama's up by 50000 in Florida. That means we get victory soon, right?
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    so close
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    I don't know. The Guardian says 93% reporting, Obama 49.8% Romney 49.3. Knife edge. Recounts imminent?

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